Swept up by samba spiritmore...
by CLIFFORD BISHOP for the Sunday Times
The tango, from the brothels of Buenos Aires, and the salsa, from the slums of colonial Havana, have swept through western Europe, leaving millions addicted to their rhythms and exhilarating sense of hard-won freedom. The next big craze will come from Brazil: the samba, with its direct line of descent from the possession dances of the Congo, taps more directly than any other into our need to let something else take over our bodies while we let ourselves go.
published: July 16, 2006